Miami football 5 questions for first scrimmage Sunday

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 13: (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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In the post-practice press conference on Saturday night, Co-Defensive Coordinator Blake Baker told the media that the first scrimmage of training camp for the Miami football team will be held on Sunday.

Ahead of the first scrimmage of training camp on Sunday, the Miami football team has a lot of questions. The ever-evolving nature of the 2020 season continues to create questions. Entering the scrimmage most of those questions for the Hurricanes are normal ahead of any college football season.

How will D’Eriq King perform running the new Rhett Lashlee, up-tempo, spread offense? Will the offensive line make necessary improvements this season? Which wide receiver will take the next step to become the number one for King? Can Miami continue to dominate at edge rusher with Greg Rousseau opting out for 2020?

The departures of linebackers Shaq Quarterman and Michael Pinckney at linebacker create openings at the position for the first time since they and Zach McCloud all started as freshmen in 2016. McCloud is back after redshirting in 2019 but who will start next to him has been a question throughout the offseason.

As Miami enters into their first scrimmage of training camp all of the above will be questions to watch. Playing in game situations is very different than the drills run during practice. How well the players perform will start to give the Miami coaching staff an idea of who is ready for this very different season.

An offseason without being together for three to four months, three new coaches on offense with a new system and a lot of new faces on defense creates multiple unknowns entering the 2020 season for the Miami football team. Some of those questions will begin to be answered during the scrimmage on Sunday.